We finally got our refund today, and after paying all the bills (whew!!) I had to decide between the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, or the Nikon D5100. I chose the Nikon based on the information available on their website. Surprisingly, they had quite a bit more available versus the Canon website. I was actually a bit disappointed, because the information I really wanted (whether or not the Rebel captured audio) wasn’t blatantly available. On the Nikon website, all of the D5100 features were clearly spelled out. Plus, Nikon had a lot of multimedia showing this camera in use. Their spec sheet was very well laid out, and it was generally just easier to find information quickly because their site was more organized (and more in depth).
I also chose the Nikon because of my experience with it in ophthalmology. When it comes to ophthalmic photography, the Nikon has the better camera. It’s more user friendly, and it’s easier for beginners to capture clear images on the first shot. Canon’s on the other hand are a bit more obnoxious.
Honestly, it just looks like a meatier camera to me. You can bet I’ll have a TON of images to upload soon (I hope WordPress has enough space!!). The features of this camera are as follows:
- 3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
- In-camera Special Effects Mode, 1 Yr Camera / 5 Yrs Lens
- In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range)
- Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus
- ISO Sensitivity: 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
If you want more detailed info on what this camera has check out the Nikon website.
This little beauty is supposed to arrive Friday, thanks to Amazon Prime and their free two day shipping! I can’t wait to my hands on this thing!!
Are you drooling yet? I know I am! lol